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37 comments on “Terry Swalwell”

  1. What a beautiful service! Thank you for sharing it with us all. Terry was a true champion and I always enjoyed my time with him sailing to Deal Island and Refuge Cove and our racing days with a wonderful crew!

    He will be lovingly remembered as a true friend and a sailor of the seas!

    Condolences to Janene and all the family.

  2. Janene and family,
    Such a beautiful tribute to Terry. Such a lovely man. My deepest condolences.

  3. Lovely, lovely ceremony to celebrate Terry’s full life. It was an honour to participate; to hear the stories, learn more of Terry’s nature and passions and see the many photographs of Swalwell family life. Love and strength to you Janene and family, Andrea x

    1. A.beautiful service of a great life Janene .
      You still have your family & those 2 lovely grand daughters, that terry was so proud of,
      watch grow up ….We will always remember Terry As a great shipmate
      a valuable friend
      The perfect gentleman

  4. Thank you, Janene, for sharing your beautiful and most fitting tribute toTerry. My thoughts are with you, Jeffrey and the the other members of Terry’s beloved family.

  5. Thank you for the privilege of being with you all today. So many memories and so much love, Helen.

  6. OH Papa Smurf. What a an amazing beautiful ceremony. What a privilege to have known you. I do not have enough adjectives and ironically you and I could have an amazing conversation about adjectives right now.

    Janene, thank you for allowing Terry to have his sailing life as I would never have met him. He always talked about you and your kids etc and either wombat conventions, psychology etc.What a beautiful beautiful soul.
    The world is not the same today.

    All my love.
    Gretchen xooxoxo

  7. This was a lovely service Janene, very heartfelt. It was so nice to learn some much about Terry as he was something of an enigma when we worked together at CG&CS. I always enjoyed his sense of humour and his intellect. he was a considerate and kind person, personified what it was to be an effective Social Worker. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May Terry rest in peace after such an awful illness. Christine Collins

  8. My dear cousin Terry, you were often on my mind and now forever in my heart.
    With love and best to you all

  9. A lovely service for a lovely man, a wonderful neighbour with a terrific sense of humour which was very needed as we shared a love for our Western Bulldogs. We will miss you very much. RIP Terry we hope the wind is always in your sails love and best wishes Sandra and Mark xoxo

  10. Your kindness and the joy you created around you are etched into so many of my best childhood memories. Thank you for all of it. You will always be missed.
    All my love to the rest of the family xo

  11. So many of my favourite childhood memories involve Terry. Of course I will always treasure the stories of Harry Hippopotamus. But there are so many other memories as well… camping Trivial Pursuit, boating adventures at Mueller River, a-carrota carrota (sp?) at the Prom… and the list goes on. I will treasure those precious memories always, knowing Terry shaped them in a way only Terry could xxx

  12. Very hard to say goodbye to such a great person with a huge heart. We had lovely times on the boat either in Melbourne during the races or in the Whitsundays during our short holiday. We always had our Father Christmas with us all year around. We will miss you very much love Jurgen and Barbara

  13. Our dear neighbour, a cornerstone of our little no-thru road community. Today I reflect on and treasure so many childhood memories of street party meals and adventures shared with you and your family. The warm, beaming Swalwell smile. Thank you for taking care of all those pestering possums.
    Sending love xox

  14. Thank you for sharing so many memories of Terry’s wonderful life today. As a colleague at Dandenong CG & CS, I recall very well Terry’s dry sense of humour, wise intellect, kindness and support. Terry I know you will be missed by many and especially your family and wonderful wife Janene. Rest in Peace. Julie

  15. Terry was a much valued colleague. Always showing good humour and contributing intelligent and helpful advice. Highly regarded by students, parents and staff.

  16. Thank you Terry for being a generous, jovial, stalwart, inspirational presence in our lives. You are sorely missed. With much love

  17. Dear Janene,
    I never met Terry but followed the beautiful service (from Perth). His was a remarkable and rich life which you have shared with a truly lovely man. if all teachers, parents and grandads were like him, what wonderful world it would be.

  18. Thanks so much Janene and family for sharing this service. We loved your words and the images and recollections. We are already missing Terry too. We each had a glass of red, mine in the glass we won and Terry kindly gave me after my first race in his crew on Hotshot.
    Love from us. Beau, Alex, Steph and Jen

  19. Deepest thoughts and condolences to the family. You will be sorely missed Terry. Enjoy a cuppa with mum (Dawn)

  20. Thank you Janene, and family for allowing us to share in the celebration of what was a truly wonderful life. Terry touched helped taught and inspired so many and his loving spirit shone out in the tributes paid today

    Thinking of you

  21. My deepest sympathy for you Janene and your family. It was such a privilege to have shared in this beautiful tribute to the life and adventures of Terry Swalwell. With heartfelt love and sorrow.

  22. A beautiful service for a wonderful man, condolences to you Janene and your family. He will be surely missed but the loving memories will be in your hearts forever.

  23. I am very glad to have had the chance to sail with Terry for the last few years, and to learn so much from him. It is a priveledge to have known him.

  24. It was a privilege to have known Terry and to have benefited so greatly from his wisdom and humour. What a beautiful tribute to an amazing man.

  25. Beautiful service. Very special and intimate. What a wonderful man. I wish I had known him better. I was able to watch most of the service, including the eulogies and photos. Lots of love to all the family.

  26. I have very fine memories of sailing with and against Terry including the re-race afterwards in the club. A noble competitor and a gentle person. I will miss him

  27. What a wonderful and full life Terry had. I have had the pleasure of knowing him for nearly six years and loved that he was alway up for a chat and was such a gentle soul.. He will be greatly missed and the the world a sadder place without him in it….

  28. Forever R.I.P. Terry,
    You’ll be sorely missed; it has been an honour to know you. Thank you for all your support throughout our lives, my deepest thoughts are with the family.

  29. It was an honour and a privileged to have known Terry and to have worked alongside him as we attempted to make our world a better place in which to live. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him a genuinely wonderful man.

  30. What wonderful memories we have of our camping times with Terry telling wonderful bedtime stories to our Barrett kids – they loved them and him so much! Best wishes to the “Swollies” – keep happy and safe and remember the good time’s – we were privileged to share just a few with you all!

  31. A real treasure gone. What a privilege to have known you. What a sense of humour but with great wisdom.

  32. Terry was a wonderful person. Kind, generous with his time and always willing to help. We enjoyed his company and will always remember his smile. We will miss him.

    Belinda, Ben, William, Katie and James xxx

  33. Farewell to a lovely gentleman with the most calming manner and great sense of humour. I very much enjoyed our time at Narre Warren Student Services many years ago.
    My thoughts are with Janene and the family at this very sad time.
    Judy Thomas( Nee Steel)

  34. Farewell to a long-time friend from high school and a great rowing mate. A life well-lived with so much to celebrate in so many different fields. Great memories. Vale Terry.

  35. RIP to a very valued colleague. Your laughter, brilliant sense of humour, and dedication to your students will live long after you have gone.

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